Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Debates on Open Source So 'Last Year' Says Novell Exec

Filed under
OSS

Governments are considering open-source technologies as an alternative to costly proprietary software. While they're past the science project stage and starting to get real benefits from open source, there's still some confusion and fear surrounding the low-cost software alternative, says Ross Chevalier, CTO/CIO of Novell. There's a very strong element of fear that if I do this maybe I'll get in trouble," says Chevalier, who recently spoke at GTEC Week.

There are also misunderstandings due to advertising claims made by some proprietary vendors, he said in an interview with TIG. "There's still a perception that the public sector hasn't embraced open source," he says. Adoption rates vary across the country and within different sectors. Outside of Canada, adoption rates are significantly higher. In Europe, for example, open source is much more common. "That's so last year," he says of the open-source versus proprietary software debate, in Europe. "It's not even a relevant conversation."

Full Article.

definitely beats windows

Well if you are using Windows it definitely is better. I switched 95% over from Mac OS X to Linspire and then Suse Linux for all my graphical web design needs.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

Today in Techrights

today's leftovers

  • LinuXatUSIL – Previas 2 for #LinuxPlaya
    Damian from GNOME Argentina explained us some code based on this tutorial and the widgets in Glade were presented.
  • RancherOS v0.8.0 released! [Ed: and a bugfix release, 0.8.1, out today]
    RancherOS v0.8.0 is now available! This release has taken a bit more time than prior versions, as we’ve been laying more groundwork to allow us to do much faster updates, and to release more often.
  • The Technicals For Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) Tell An Interesting Tale
  • Ubuntu 17.04 Beta 1 Released | New Features And Download
    Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus Beta 1 release is finally here. If you’re interested, you can go ahead and download the ISO images of the participating flavors, which are, Lubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, and Ubuntu Studio. Powered by Linux kernel 4.10, these releases feature the latest stable versions of their respective desktop environments. This release will be followed by the Final Beta release on March 23 and final release on April 13.
  • Ubuntu 17.04 Beta 1 Now Available to Download
    The first beta releases in the Ubuntu 17.04 development cycle are ready for testing, with Xubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME and Ubuntu Budgie among the flavors taking part.

FOSS Policies

Leftovers: BSD